July 23, 2:00-4:00 PM Documentary film and panel discussion
One hundred years ago, on July 21, 1923, Alice Paul first proposed the Equal Rights Amendment. One hundred years, and still there is no constitutional right to equality for women. To commemorate this centennial the historic Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta will screen Votes for Women, The History of Women’s Suffrage Through Song followed by a panel discussion of distinguished speakers who will share remarks on the state of women’s rights and the Equal Rights Amendment in Maine and in the nation.
Filmmaker Barbara Cray invites all attendees to join her for a post-event gathering. “Dress in suffrage white, or women’s rights colors of purple and gold, or dress as your favorite female leader. After the film screening and panel discussion, we’ll plan to parade down Main St. to Veterans Park in Newcastle for a sing-along of suffrage and women’s rights songs and a bring you own picnic in the park.”
Film Running Time: 55 minutes
The entire program is estimated to run approx. 2 hours
This event will take place at the Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.
For tickets and information, please visit the Lincoln Theater website.